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Contact Maren

2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7478

Maren K. Gaylor


Maren is a member of the Real Estate and Financial Services teams. She has significant experience in representing lenders and borrowers in complex real estate finance transactions involving multi-family developments, industrial parks, office buildings and shopping centers. Her experience includes transactions involving conduit lending, commercial mortgage-backed securities, mezzanine financing, construction and development loans, HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, 1031 exchange financings, low income housing tax credits, and the defeasance of securitized loans.

As counsel to financial institutions, she has provided legal advice regarding evaluation of risks, loan structuring and documentation for both real estate secured and asset-based financing transactions. As counsel to owner-borrowers, she oversees the formation of single purpose entities, negotiates purchase and sale agreements and facilitates the closing of transactions and associated financing.

Maren’s practice also focuses on representing landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions involving industrial, office and retail properties. She has negotiated a sizeable number of ground leases and represented tenants in connection with the financing and construction of improvements on ground leased property.

Maren has been designated as a LEED Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a health insurance company in the sale of its Seattle office tower and leaseback of office space.
  • Representation of a lender in the sale of approximately 4,200 acres of property in Pierce County, following its foreclosure by lender.
  • Representation of lender in the sale of an office building on ground-leased land located in Fremont, following its foreclosure by lender.
  • Representation of a full-service real estate investment firm engaged in the acquisition, management and sale of multi-family properties. Since 1997, we have assisted the companies formed by this investment firm with the acquisition, financing and sale of more than 30 properties ranging in value from $5 million to over $80 million.
  • Representation of pension fund advisors in the leasing of multiple industrial properties located in Seattle and the Kent Valley.
  • Representation of life insurance company in the leasing of various office projects in Bellevue.
  • Representation of property owner in the development, leasing and sale of various Seattle area office buildings.
  • Representation of owner in the development and leasing of a two-building office complex in Bellevue, including multi-floor lease agreements with national tenants and the negotiation of permanent financing.
  • Representation of a communications company in the negotiation and completion of a $250 million secured working capital loan facility.
  • Representation of lenders in construction and term loans involving office, retail and residential properties, with some including the issuance of bonds by municipal housing authorities.
  • Representation of the owner of restaurants in various ground lease and financing transactions.
  • Representation of the owners in the sale of multiple restaurants to franchisor.